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The last night still in development.

EHuntingon

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Is that so. Spineless or more likely aligned with regressive woke.
Microsoft is in the middle of a huge diversity push. There’s no way they would support anything that would question that worldview. Even if The Last Night changed, and is now about a patriarchal dictatorship, Microsoft isn’t going to take that chance.
 
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Shmunter

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Microsoft is in the middle of a huge diversity push. There’s no way they would support anything that would question that worldview. Even if The Last Night changed, and is now about a patriarchal dictatorship, Microsoft isn’t going to take that chance.
Makes sense. Just another freak show.
 
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Microsoft is in the middle of a huge diversity push. There’s no way they would support anything that would question that worldview. Even if The Last Night changed, and is now about a patriarchal dictatorship, Microsoft isn’t going to take that chance.
Where do you get off making such a pronoucement?
 

EHuntingon

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Where do you get off making such a pronoucement?
I thought it was a well-known thing at this point? Microsoft has been pushing "Diversity and Inclusion" for the last few years now. It's even the top point they make in redesigning their controller. Microsoft has even had specific GDC talks, for at least the last 3 years, about the topic. I'm not making a pronouncement, I'm just pointing out what Microsoft is saying about it's own plans. It's not a secret.

 

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It sounds like Phil isn't going to help out The Last Night, unfortunately :messenger_pensive:

These companies are something else...Use the game to hype up their own brand, but bail at the slightest bit of controversy from a tiny vocal minority of ideologues with too much time on their hands.

If a game that looks as good as The Last Night struggles to get funding because publishers are afraid of the association or what some literally who feminists will think, there is something fundamentally wrong with this industry.
 
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Shin

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What's the ordeal with the game, woke, sjw and fuck knows who else have issues with it.
What was the issue itself that had them triggered?
 

The Hermit

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By the time this game is launched it will either be dated of the "future" will already be in place.

We ARE living a distopia.
 
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Makariel

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It was true to cyberpunk lore, where excessive progressive ideology results in a dystopia.
Wait, what? Since when is it cyberpunk lore that "progressive ideology" in today's political sense results in a dystopia? Are we rewriting history here? Cyberpunk is about rapid technological change, computerized data and AI everywhere, invasive modifications to human bodies and a future where high-tech meets low life, where humans simply can't keep up with the rate of technological change. It usually describes societies where governments have nothing to say and are being railroaded by untouchable international companies, who get away with murder on a daily basis.
 

Shmunter

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Wait, what? Since when is it cyberpunk lore that "progressive ideology" in today's political sense results in a dystopia? Are we rewriting history here? Cyberpunk is about rapid technological change, computerized data and AI everywhere, invasive modifications to human bodies and a future where high-tech meets low life, where humans simply can't keep up with the rate of technological change. It usually describes societies where governments have nothing to say and are being railroaded by untouchable international companies, who get away with murder on a daily basis.
Written in the 80’s...

 

SuperLupeRap

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Was The Last Light ever more than a tech demo? Sounds to me like there wasn't an actual game, that's why nobody jumped in to save it.
I know right, the fact that Phil mentioned that people like him and other publishers are aware of the Last night's troubles but nobody has bothered to scoop it up makes me think that it was probably just vaporware. It can't be a coincidence that not 1 single publisher thinks it's worth investing in, they know all the details we don't know.
 
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data_jack

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Wait, what? Since when is it cyberpunk lore that "progressive ideology" in today's political sense results in a dystopia? Are we rewriting history here? Cyberpunk is about rapid technological change, computerized data and AI everywhere, invasive modifications to human bodies and a future where high-tech meets low life, where humans simply can't keep up with the rate of technological change. It usually describes societies where governments have nothing to say and are being railroaded by untouchable international companies, who get away with murder on a daily basis.
The rapid advancement in technology and technological change is just subtext of the larger whole; it's the day-to-day grind about staying alive with the resources (read: technology) you have available when everything else is taken from you or you're kept in a perpetual state of poverty by the corporate entities you mentioned. The real dilemma people in the cyberpunk universe face is the roaming gangs of crazies who are so malformed by societal upheaval and socioeconomic struggle that all they have left is the identity of the gang they belong to. It's not as if governments have nothing to say, it's just that nobody will listen anymore.
 

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What's the ordeal with the game, woke, sjw and fuck knows who else have issues with it.
What was the issue itself that had them triggered?
It was true to cyberpunk lore, where excessive progressive ideology results in a dystopia.
Building off of this, the studio lead (Tim Soret) is forever catching flak for comments he's made on the #gamergate movement. He's since apologized and claims his views have changed but makes it clear that the game won't deviate from his artistic vision of a world gone to shit from extreme identity politics
Article on his comments and modern thought
 
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JLB

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I know right, the fact that Phil mentioned that people like him and other publishers are aware of the Last night's troubles but nobody has bothered to scoop it up makes me think that it was probably just vaporware. It can't be a coincidence that not 1 single publisher thinks it's worth investing in, they know all the details we don't know.
The fact that the creator didnt even pushed a short demo to show progress is definitely concerning.
At the same time, I could argue that if Microsoft allowed this game to be showed on e3 stage, they verified that it was an actual game and not just a tech demo. But who knows.
 
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Makariel

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Was this ever more than a neat looking tech demo?
I've removed it from my steam wishlist now.
 

Spaceman292

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This thread is beyond nonsense. Try reading through this shit. It's like its written in ancient Greek or something.